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Paul Almond dies at 83; director of groundbreaking 'Seven Up!' documentary
Paul Almond dies at 83; director of groundbreaking 'Seven Up!' documentary

Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond was working in London in the early 1960s when he and producer Tim Hewitt came up with an idea for a documentary that would examine class and society through the eyes of children. "Over a couple of pints in a pub," Almond told the Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto in 2004, "we decided to choose a group of 7-year-olds from both sides of the class divide and explore what their attitudes were." The resulting, groundbreaking film was "Seven Up!" the first in a heralded series of what came to be known as the "Up" documentaries tracing the lives of the same children as they grew older. Almond, 83, who directed only the...

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